'''Daniel Defoe''' (; c. 166024 April 1731),According to Paul Duguid
in [http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/1405/1323 "Limits of self organization"], ''First Monday
'' (11 September 2006): "Most reliable sources hold that the date of Defoe's birth was uncertain and may have fallen in 1659 or 1661. The day of his death is also uncertain." born '''Daniel Foe''', was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer
and spy. He is most famous for his novel ''Robinson Crusoe
'', which is second only to the Bible in its number of translations. Defoe is noted for being one of the earliest proponents of the novel, as he helped to popularise the form in Britain with others such as Aphra Behn
and Samuel Richardson
, and is among the founders of the English novel
."Defoe", ''The Oxford Companion to English Literature'', ed. Margaret Drabble. (Oxford: Oxford University Press,1996), p. 265.
Defoe wrote many...